Photographer Jeff Mermelstein, 63, from Brooklyn has spent almost 3 years secretly capturing New Yorkers' private text messages. Ranging from heartbreaking and alarming to downright bizarre and hilarious, these photos not only reveal the mundane details of their everyday life, but provide interesting insights into human nature as well.

Jeff has been using his iPhone photograph strangers' cellphone screens and sharing the images on his Instagram over the years, making sure the authors of the texts remain anonymous. Recently, the series have even made it into a book, #nyc (2020), published by MAC.

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Leo H
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2 months ago

Huh isnt this against the law..what a creep

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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2 months ago

Full rant about life and then STRAWBERRY

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Meeple13
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2 months ago

Why caps?

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Pseudo Puppy
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2 months ago

oh the existential irony!! (to be read with the sarcasm it's written with)

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El Dee
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2 months ago

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Weird, men are never the first to know. As a woman you can suspect, confirm and come to terms with how you feel about it and THEN tell the father. We should be less surprised at their reactions I think..

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Willem Groenewald
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2 months ago

1% battery. Very much setting this conversation up for a "I've had enough, I'm switching off my phone" perception.

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Peter's wife
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2 months ago

I'm lost about this one...sounds hilarious but confusing

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El Dee
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2 months ago

Always err on the side of caution, in the bin with them!!

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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2 months ago

*adorable minimalist conversation*

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El Dee
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2 months ago

Either she has issues with her butthole or Jeremy is on the small side..but perfect for anal lol!

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